1988 …2017
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Paul Gandel is a professor in the School of Information Studies.  Previously he served as the Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Syracuse University. As Chief Information Officer he was responsible for all aspects for information technology and information service--computer services, voice and data networking, instructional services, business process improvement, and distanc learning. During his tenure as CIO he was instrumental in modernizing the University's technology infrastructure and IT support services to ensure that SU remain competitive with the growing demands of providing high-quality information resources for research, teaching, and student learning environments. He was also responsible for initiating and developing the Green Data Center at Syracuse, one of the "greenest" data centers in the world.

Before coming to Syracuse University, Gandel was Vice Provost and Dean of Libraries at University of Rhode Island. Before Rhode Island, Gandel was Associate Provost and Chief Information Officer at the Ohio University, Senior Director of Academic Computing and Associate Professor of Library Science at the University of North Texas, Supervisor of the Computing Technology Group at Bell Laboratories, Head of Media Services at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh, and Director of the Research Library at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has also done work internationally as a Senior Consultant and Interim CIO for Singapore Management University.

Gandel has made presentations and published on topics related to the management of information systems, library administration and services, software engineering, and visualization of information.  

Dr. Gandel has a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Syracuse University, an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin, and an M.F.A. in Photography and B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Research Interests

Paul Gandel has done research on: Software engineering, Information networks, Cooperative computing environments, Computer-assisted instruction for teaching statistical concepts, Application of multimedia expert systems for teaching and problem solving.

He is currently conducting research cultural differences in IT leadership effectiveness.

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Computer software reusability Engineering & Materials Science
knowledge-based system Social Sciences
Information science Engineering & Materials Science
expert system Earth & Environmental Sciences
Information services Engineering & Materials Science
data processing program Social Sciences
Teaching Social Sciences
Information management Engineering & Materials Science

Projects 2013 2017

Research Output 1988 2011

  • 5 Article
  • 3 Conference contribution

Education for eScience professionals: Job analysis, curriculum guidance, and program considerations

Stanton, J. M., Kim, Y., Oakleaf, M., Lankes, R. D., Gandel, P. B., Cogburn, D. L. & Liddy, E. D., 2011, In : Journal of Education for Library & Information Science. 52, 2

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information management
Printing presses
Patents and inventions
information management

Providing user services with cross-organizational cooperation

Gandel, P. B. & Buntain, W., Nov 10 1993, Proceedings of the 21st Annual ACM SIGUCCS Conference on User Services, SIGUCCS 1993. Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. Part F129583. p. 317-324 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Information services
information service
Supervisory personnel
46 Citations (Scopus)

Representing reusable software

Frakes, WB. & Gandel, P. B., 1990, In : Information and Software Technology. 32, 10, p. 653-664 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Computer software reusability
Information science
Life cycle

Press and Media

iSchools: shaping the information landscape.

Paul Brian Gandel & Jeffrey M Stanton


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment